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Question posted by Niki
I remember clearly when a foul smelling sweat started for me, it was exactly when I got my first period (puberty-hormones) so in my case it has a big relation to hormonal changes in the body. Hope it helps you in your research.
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Question posted by No more stink!!
Have you tried Lume Deodorant for Underarms and Private Parts? This stuff is amazingly eeffective. Clinically proven aluminum free formula. It’s basically a lotion that you rub in with your fingertips the first few days and magic! The inventor talks about how BO sticks to aluminum and wax in madmade fabrics and how to get that out. You can use it anywhere. www.lumedeodorant.com check it out.
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Question posted by unknown
no confidence, anxiety, depression, no friends , no girlfriend , no job, no love of family, no reason to live small problem for them.... for me onion armpit is one of big problem...and ANXIETY
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Question posted by Cheers
I agree with LindaSays... I also have had to deal with persistant yeast/bacterial infections, for which I use boric acid. However, I've tried using boric acid on my armpits and it doesn't melt and it doesn't work on my armpits. It's definitely the biofilms (I believe) that are hard to break. If I use a towel twice, the towel starts to smell. Same for my clothes. I always have to buy new shirts because I can't take the smell out of the ones I have no matter what I do (alcohol, hydrogen peroxide,etc.). I wish we could find a solution to break the biofilms.
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Question posted by lala
if you find a cure deodorant companies wont let you distribute it
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Question posted by unknown
There's no cure so let's suicide together we know how hard our situation.
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Question posted by LindaSays
I believe we are suffering from bacterial biolfilms. In my car, I suffer from a Candida or fungus overgrowth because I have dealt with yeast infections, senorrheic dematisits and toenail fungus. This all posts to my immune system being compromised and the yeasts are taking over. My odor is constant, as soon as I step out the showe, I will smell. Every part of my body puts out an unpleasant scent that can range from bread, sewage to fecal. Why is this happening to me??
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Question posted by mirian
guys maybe try taking a bath instead of shower? i think it will work because when i was going to the swimming pool i never had body odor i never wore deodorant and i was a teenager. im 17 now but i noticed that i have bad body odor since i quit swimming and deodorants cant help. i used antiperspirants too for a while by accident because i thought it was deodorant lol so that might have contributed to my smelly armpits. i hope this will work
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Question posted by JR
Hi. Three months ago, I stopped using commercial antiperspirants and began using a "natural" deodorant. I had profuse sweating for a few days. After that, the deodorant worked well and my armpits felt lovely. All was well for about 6 weeks. At that time, the natural deodorant started to get less and less effective. I had to reapply every 3 hours then last week, I developed body odor about an hour after showering and using the natural deodorant. I read online reviews of deodorants and learned this is a common issue. Many deodorants work for a few weeks then become ineffective. I didn't want to go back to antiperspirants because it is really bizarre and unnatural to make yourself not sweat. After considering this, I realized that even deodorants that are considered natural are still unnatural. But I didn't want to smell so I tried an experiment. So far it's working great but it's only been two days. For the past two days, I took a shower in the morning, put nothing under my arms and had zero body odor for at least 15 hours. I might be on to something. What I did differently was that I used bentonite clay mixed with water under my arms before my shower. I made a thick mixture of clay and water, spread it on my armpits and let it dry for about 20 minutes. Then I got in the shower and washed it off and showered like I usually do. I would love to know why this works and whether it will continue to do so. Bentonite clay is said to have negative ions that bind with junk like bacteria and viruses. So it may be binding to and removing bacteria from the armpit. My other theory is that it might shrink the sweat glands. I have been sweating the past two days but not very much. I hope you can investigate this and report your findings. I'd love to know the science behind what I am experiencing and I would love the world to know that there is a better way to handle armpit stinkiness (assuming this process actually works for others and continues to work for me).
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Question posted by Ella
Hi dr.Armpit, I sent you an email about participating in your study. I was wondering: I have armpit odor and I have a doctor’s appointment soon. Is it possible to ask for an armpit bacterial culture? Do you think this can help? Thanks Ella
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Question posted by annabel
Soon you will find a solution but only people near your place can solve it right but the other country not enough money to go your country?.can you still help the other country ?
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Question posted by Sam
Hi. I’ve been taking omega three fish oils as well as cod liver oil and vitamin raw b complex for about 9 years now and I have a feeling it’s causing me to sweat more and smell. Can this be the cause of my problem? If so how long do you think it will take to leave my system as fish oils stick to your fat. Thank you
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Question posted by special
We're proud of you Dr armpit you help the other people battling body odor cause bully and suicide
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Question posted by looy
Hi i have body odor for 15 years and i tried everything to just fix it but still nothing happen and i always bully that increasing my panic.I suffer it in my whole life. I still waiting your solution.my anxiety killing me.no one knows my situation even my family. They always hate me because I have no job. I always stay at home for many years. All people hate me because I'm smelly like a onion. I always think when im gone my smelly armpit my anxiety my depression my loneliness will solve. I have a respectful question for you as a patient do you believe my feeling? I'm just sharing my life .too young to die please help me dr. I always crying no ones knows my suffer even my siblings hate me. Another respectful question are you working on lasting solution? Please inform me here's my email louiekenth6@gmail.com thank you
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Question posted by mirian
hi do you think lemons are good deodorant because since lemon juice is acidic would it create good environment for non smelly bacterias?
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Question posted by carla
Hello from Philippines thank you for searching the solution of our big problem this website decrease my anxiety and being depression thank you (
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Question posted by Vivien
Hello from the Netherlands! For many years since the age of like 12, Ive battled excessive sweat under my armpits and bad odour. Nothing over the counter helped. No deo, pure Alcohol didnt work. Antibacterial soaps didnt work. Id literally come straight out the shower still smelling bad! Only the deos with high amount of aluminum chloride would help, but Id still have to apply twice a day. And this would only work for a few days and it would stop being effective on me. Thats how bad it was! After my own research, I created my own product that helped instantly! Im still in shock that I figured something out for myself. Its been two weeks and I no longer experience bad odour. The first time using, the effect lasted for a day. I would smell odour the following day but barely. I figures out that i was probably reintroducing my old bacteria wearing my old clothing. I noticed also that my sweat would smell like my boyfriends if I borrowed his shirt (which isnt too bad at all). Now that i have bought new tshirts, Id barely have had to use my product. It has been two weeks now and I also noticed that I sweat less. I used to experience cold sweats. I would be in class feeling quite cold yet the sweat would just be dripping from my armpits. I cant say if its because Im experiencing less anxiety from being odour free or if its an effect of what Ive been using. Im not a scientific person and the more Ive read on this subject the more I wish I had a science background. This is why I am reaching out to you so I could share my findings and you share your knowledge!
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Question posted by Malu Lücking
Hello Dr. Callewaert, I am a student of textile and surface design specialised in Bioart/Biodesign. At the moment I am joining the biohacking lab 'Waag' in Amsterdam. I always wanted to do a project about microbs and I am fascinated how odor influences us and our behaviour. My first idea was to make it possible to share microbes with people like the sour dough as kids that you share, grow and share again. Through a lot of research I arrived to the point where I know, I wanna work with body odor. I have different ideas that I could imagine to work on. I would love to get more information about sweat and body odor and I guess there is no better person to ask for help then you. I would like to ask you very kind if it maybe would be possible to come for a visit to Ghent to have a talk about body odor and my ideas. It would be an amazing opportunity for me to learn and share ideas. Have a wonderful day. Best regards, Malu
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